Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Microsoft Security Bulletin for August 2009

Greetings, Micro-softies! In these lazy, hazy, dog-days of summer, what could be better than dragging yourself away from the swimming pool, beach, or bbq to test and deploy a glut of patches to close vulnerabilities in Microsoft products?

Yeah, I know. Just about everything could be better.

That said, you'd better get on your patching horse, because Microsoft has released nine patches that close nineteen vulnerabilities, several of them critical in nature. The platforms affected are ISA and BizTalk Server, Visual Studio, Office, the .NET framework, Remote Desktop for Mac, and of course, the various flavors of the Windows operating systems.

Microsoft has shared this image of their Severity and Exploitability Index for each of the released patches through their Microsoft Security Response Center blog. There are exploits in the wild for several of these, so make sure you prioritize appropriately given your exposure and risk tolerance.

The SANS Internet Storm Center has their regular analysis of the patches, associated exploits, and recommended patching priority posted on the ISC web site.

Image via CyberNetNews.com

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